Sometimes sick or injured children need to stay in a hospital for tests, procedures, or treatments. A hospital can be a foreign place to parents who are not health care professionals. A child may be upset by the new bed, the new people, medical equipment, and experiences.

Some topics included in children's hospitalization are:

  • advanced medical directives
  • behavior after hospitalization
  • consent forms
  • emergency care
  • family centered care
  • infants in the hospital
  • intensive care unit or ICU
  • patient confidentiality
  • preparation for hospitalization or surgery

Our Journey in the Hospital App for Android, iPhone, and iPad is available free for download! Learn more here - Hospital App

More information

A Day in the Hospital - Hematology / Oncology - English | Spanish

About Taking Medicine - English | Spanish

After Heart Surgery in the Hospital - English | Spanish

Are You Ready to Leave the Hospital? - English | Spanish

Autopsy - English | Spanish

Bathing with CHG Wipes - English

Cardiac Catheterization - English | Spanish

CVICU Contact/Droplet Isolation - English | Spanish

Help Us Know Your Child - English | Spanish

Home Care After Sedation - English | Spanish

Hospital Nursery to Home - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a G-Tube (Gastrostomy Tube) or J-Tube (Jejunostomy Tube) - English | Spanish

How to Feed Your Child Through a Nasagastric (NG) Tube - English | Spanish

How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection - EnglishSpanish

Isolation - English | Spanish

Keeping Your Child Safe - English | Spanish

Medicine Before a Test or Procedure - English | Spanish

Medicines to Take - English | Spanish

Nesting With a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

PCA or Patient Controlled Analgesia - English | Spanish

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) Health Care Team - English | Spanish

The CVICU or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit - EnglishSpanish

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or PICU - EnglishSpanish

Using CHG Cloths in the Hospital (If your child is less than 20 pounds) - English

Using CHG Cloths in the Hospital (If your child is between 20-60 pounds) - English

Using CHG Cloths in the Hospital (If your child is more than 60 pounds) - English

Ways You Can Help Your Family Prevent Medical Errors

What Does That Mean? Medical Terms You May Hear or See - English | Spanish

What is a Journey Board? - English

What is a NICU Journey Quilt? - English

When and How to Wear a Facemask - English and Spanish

Who's Who on the Hospital Health Care Team - English | Spanish

You're on the Health Care Team - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information: - Families with children have more affordable options for health coverage - Connecting Kids to Coverage

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